ASSESSMENT OF IMPLEMENTATION OF THE CONTINUOUS ASSESSMENT GUIDELINES BY BUSINESS EDUCATION TEACHERS IN AWKA NORTH LGA OF ANAMBRA STATE

Stella Amobi

Abstract


The main purposeof the study was to assess the extent of the implementation of the continuous assessment guidelines by business teachers in Awka North LGA of Anambra State. Three research questions guided the study and three hypotheses were tested at 0.05 level of significance. The study was a descriptive survey. The population of the study comprised 86 business teachers teaching in government owned secondary schools in Awka North LGA of Anambra State. A validated structured questionnaire was used for data collection. Thedata collected from the respondents were analyzed using descriptive mean, standard deviation and t-test. The mean value was used to answer the research questions while the standard deviation was used to ascertain the homogeneity or otherwise of the respondents' ratings. The hypotheses were tested with t-test statistics. The findings of the study revealed that business teachers' occasionally implemented the continuous assessment guidelines relating to administering tests and other instruments, scoring, grading and weighing as well as keeping record of students' performance. The findings of the study further revealed that gender did not influence the opinion of business teachers on the extent the implemented the continuous assessment guidelines in Awka North LGA of Anambra State. Based on the findings of the study, it was recommended among others that Policy makers should revisit and strengthen the provisions concerning test construction, interpretation of tests and method of determining the quality of test items. It was also recommended that government through the Ministry of Education and the Post Primary School Service Commission (PPSSC) should consistently organize seminars, workshops and conferences to train and retrain business teachers on the best practices of CA

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